Born & raised in Brixton, London, Keanah is one of Freed of London’s team members from the iconic flagship store in Covent Garden. From the age of four, Keanah began attending Saturday Associate classes in nearby Clapham, taking graded exams under the ISTD syllabus.
Keanah was recently featured in our official ‘Show Shoes’ campaign, which introduced our brand new product the “SHOWSTOPPER”, as well as the new range of product colours now available - including Brown & Bronze.
To commemorate Black History Month, we sat down with Keanah to ask her a few questions about her experiences growing up in the dance community, her thoughts on our new skin tone colours for our show shoes… and more!
What inspired you to begin dancing?
Keanah: Watching my siblings dance always made me want to follow in their footsteps. I could always tell how much they loved dancing just from watching them on stage.
Who were your role models growing up?
Keanah: My older brother and sister
Did you notice the lack of representation of black dancers from the very start or was this something you gradually began to notice?
Keanah: Since I had been exposed to dancers from all ethnicities from a young age, I never truly noticed the lack of representation of black dancers. However as I grew older this had become a lot more apparent to me.